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McCarthy Defends Proposed Carbon Rule For Power Plants in Advance of Hearings

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30/07/2014

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy preemptively countered claims that proposed carbon dioxide standards for power plants would harm the economy as the agency prepares for a series of public hearings on the proposal. McCarthy told reporters July 28 that the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan, which would set carbon emissions standards for existing power plants, will create ...

$11 Million to Advance Renewable Carbon Fiber Production from Biomass

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31/07/2014

The Energy Department announced today up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. Carbon fiber – a strong, lightweight material that can replace steel and other heavier metals – can lower the cost and ...

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

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30/07/2014

Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, with 2005 levels as the starting point. ...

Video released: personal noise dosimeter demonstration

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30/07/2014

New short video released showcasing Pulsar’s popular personal noise monitoring device Pulsar Instruments, the fastest growing manufacturer of noise at work monitoring products in the world, has released a new video explaining and demonstrating the features, functions and benefits of its personal noise exposure dosemeter doseBadge system: Pulsar Model 22. This short noise dosemeter video ...

Accurate Water Monitoring in Harsh Environments with New Measurement Specialties Level Transducer

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30/07/2014

Measurement Specialties, an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, now offers a new TruBlue Water Level Data Logger for remote monitoring of water levels in the harshest water environments.  The battery-powered TruBlue 255 Level can collect up to a half-million time stamped pressure and temperature data points with its standard 8 MB of internal memory or can be outfitted with ...

State Law Preempts Colorado City`s Ban On Fracking, Waste Disposal, Judge Rules

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28/07/2014

State law preempts a ban on hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the city of Longmont, Colo., a district court ruled July 24 (Colo. Oil and Gas Ass'n v. Longmont, 20th Jud. Dist., 2013-cv-63,order 7/24/14). Judge D.D. Mallard, district court judge in Boulder County, ruled the voter-approved fracking ban in Longmont is invalid as preempted by the ...

New incineration-waste clean-up method brings resource and carbon benefits

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31/07/2014

Ash from waste incineration can be made safer simply by mixing it with rice husks, water and other forms of waste ash at temperatures under 100 °C, according to new research. Once dried, the end product not only locks away toxic metals lead and zinc, but also stores carbon. Furthermore, it can be used in the polymer industry to lower costs, improve polymer properties and reduce the use of ...

Manufacturing industry saves £2 million in water costs

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31/07/2014

Signatories to the Federation House Commitment (FHC) significantly reduced the amount of water used in the manufacture of food and drink last year, saving the industry £2 million in the purchase price of water alone. The news comes as part of the Commitment’s annual progress report, published today by WRAP. Between 2012 and 2013, signatories reduced their water use by 1.35 million ...

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